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responsibility to protect america from a terrorist attack. >> hello. as fighting intensifies on the crown, so does an international debate on military options in libya, which could include a no- fly zone. amid growing concern about the bombing of rebel-held areas by gaddafi's forces, there are voices in the u.s. and europe calling for the rebels to be armed to directly. it sounds simple, but history offers plenty of cautionary tales. in a moment, we will hear whether senator john mccain thinks it is a good idea. >> what i am calling for is a greater access for the libyan opposition forces for weaponry. >> there is no guarantee that by helping these people, you necessarily bring about a more democratic outcome or more desirable outcome. >> the question is, what kind of arms with a supply? whom would supply them? britain session -- britain's special forces may have suffered a setback last week in libya. but the momentum is still building in the west for military intervention of some kind, including perhaps arm the rebels. in libya, repeated bombing by government warplanes around the rebel-held
can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> this is "bbc world news america." dock the's forces on the run. rebels appear to turn the tide -- gaddafi party forces are on the run. they are attempting to take the stronghold. the rebels said they will take this road all the way to tripoli. the closer they get, the more resistance they can expect to face. inside the nuclear evacuation in japan, where a rare look at the desolate area near the crippled reactor. new reports of a highly reactive water. defining the american dream of. we begin a special series examining those who have called the u.s. home. >> welcome to our viewers on a pbs in america. and in libya, state tv reports the new allied air strikes tonight even as anti-government rebels closed in on what could be an important symbolic win. they have been moving steadily west. moving from than gauzy, they are now in control -- moving from benghazi, the biggest win would be the capture of sirte. >> is taking the fight to colonel gaddafi parks and birthplace -- gaddafi's birthplace. a victory here would have huge symboli
. they would give me an african name, barack, or "blessed," believing that in a tolerant america your name is no barrier to success. >> but his father only stayed for a couple of years. and then, he went to study at harvard, and left the mom and the son behind. >> the marriage really fell apart at that point. he ultimately moved back to africa. >> narrator: he would only see his american son one other time. there were other women, and seven other children. >> his whole family seems to have been pretty free-thinking. and they seem to have been a pretty non-conformist household. and certainly, his mother went on to be a very free-thinking and much-traveled person. >> narrator: his mother remarried. they moved to indonesia, but her ambitions for her son were decidedly american. >> she came into my room at 4:00 in the morning, force fed me breakfast, and proceeded to teach me my english lessons for three hours before i left for school and she went to work. i offered stiff resistance to this regimen. she would patiently repeat her most powerful defense-- "this is no picnic for me either, buster
>> this is bbc world news america. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vt., andnd honolulu. newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. foundatiomacarthur foundation, n bank. ♪ >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now bbc world news. >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. i am matt frye. rebels and government forces continue to fight it out in libya. the end game in the ivory coast, the incumbent president to give it up. virgin galactic rocket ship will soon be ready to make it real. we have an inside look. >> we have six passengers sitting free on each side of the vehicle. there will be able to look into the blackness of space. >> welcome. makess gaddafi's de army games, his political allies flee. rousseff colusa abandoned his job, fled his country, and began to spill the beans. he is now being trumpeted in the west as a sign that gaddafi's regime is coming from within
with the president of georgia, talking about his relationship with russia and the events of 2008. >> america's main value for peoples like us, and there are many of us out there, right s that america, besides having power or economic leverage, it's also an idea t is a much bigger than than just another country. that is what makes america so strong. there is more freedomses it there in the world, it's much more pragmatic. and that's, i think there is nothing that can stop freedom. it's inevitable this is going to happen. and america should lead it. and i think should not be scared of it. >> rose: we conclude with film producer peter guber talking about the art much storytelling. >> i had it backyards. i spent 35 or 36 years about storytelling. and i realized that the secret sauce was telling purposeful stories, using that as emotional transportation. and that looking at the people you want to act together or work with you or be a customer or clients or join your church or whatever, that they aim with the heart and what you have to aim at the heart is the story, not the facts and information. importa
documentary, all of this was avoidable? >> well, it is horrible, of course. america went through 40 years without any financial crisis when regulation was much tighter, and banking was not quite so exciting. you know, banking has got an exciting in a very dangerous way, and we have to return to a much more regulated financial sector. i hope that the american people will become upset enough and angry enough and informed enough and activist enough to do something about this. tavis: you mentioned president bush in your indictment of what went wrong. this is not a republican problem. there is blame for the clinton administration, blamed for the obama administration. talk about the bipartisan nature of this crisis. >> it is a fairly bipartisan problem at this point. many of us, including myself, were deeply disappointed with president obama's behavior. he said things during his campaign that led us to believe he would take action about this, and when people voted for him and contributed to his campaign, i think many thought these issues would be addressed, and it has been a huge disappointment
are the stories in tonight's "n.b.r. newswheel." bank of america sparked confidence on wall street-- the dow rose 124 points, the nasdaq added 20, and the s&p 500 was up 11. trading volume fell back below a billion shares on the nyse, and came in under two billion shares on the nasdaq. bank of america says no to new acquisitions. instead, the bank wants to focus on returning value to shareholders. at its first investor day conference since the financial crisis, c.e.o. brian moynihan said he'll do that through cost cuts, dividends and share buybacks. no word yet on an emergency meeting by opec. oil ministers are holding informal talks, but they haven't decided yet to call an emergency meeting addressing rising oil prices and escalating violence in member country libya. still ahead-- with more americans cooking at home, housewares are hot. we get the latest from the annual home and housewares show in chicago. >> susie: as we just reported, stocks surged higher today. it may be hard to believe the dow is now sitting comfortably above 12,000. there is some debate on wall street about whether the bull
." >>> this is "bbc world news america." outgunned and ill-equipped, libyan rebels are on the run. >> we have to join the rebel forces pulling back. they managed to go a short distance up the road before we came under fire. >> hanging on, syria's president and his security forces set out to enforce it. and a million fans are mesmerized as india and pakistan face-off in the world cup. >>> well, on pbs in america and around the globe. it's just a few days ago, it seemed that the rebels had the upper hand in libya. now they are on the run. such is the fickle nature of the war. they say without continued help from western powers, the opposition cannot overthrow the government. following coalition air strikes, the rebels had been moving from their town of benghazi, but now have lost a town. >> revolution 101. beginners lessons in using a rocket-propelled grenade. but there is more guesswork and expertise. it the rebels want more weapons, and the international community is suggesting they may not get them, but what is missing here is training and leadership -- the international committee is suggesting they
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a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin with an update on the crisis in libya with richard engel of nbc news. first this, speaking at a joint press conference in chile, president obama defended the air strikes. >> i think it's very easy to square our military actions and our stated policies. our military action is in support of an international mandate from the security council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by colonel qaddafi to his people. i also have stated that it is u.s. policy that qaddafi needs to go go. and we've got a wide range of tools in our military efforts to support that policy. we were very rapid in initiating unilateral sanctions and then helping to mobilize international sanct
trapped at the border. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast our viewers on pbs in america. also around the globe tiered in pakistan, the only christian government minister is shot dead, a killing he predicted just a few weeks ago. >> i was told that i would be assassinated. >> the gunman kills two u.s. airmen on a bus in frankfurt. hello. it was the day that gaddafi loyalists seemed to be fighting back against the libyan uprisings in earnest, but now, the libyan leader's opponents look to be back in control. they bit off an attack by the libyan army unit with vastly superior weaponry, but at one point, they did have the upper hand. medics say at least 14 people died in the fighting. "bbc world news" editor reports from nearby. >> news on the attack reached us in the early morning. defenders started preparing for the possibility that colonel gaddafi's forces would roll straight on and try to capture this place. they were excited and nervous. defenders here have a few ancient russian tanks which they rolled out. older and less effective than the tanks the gaddafi forces are apparently us
these hearings. >> the controversial king hearings on muslims in america. >> i am afraid today's hearing may eventually raise suspicion of the muslim community, making us all less safe. >> in wisconsin, collective bargaining rights stripped from public workers. >> this is about the middle- class and doing it in a way to avoid massive tax increases and layoffs. >> in washington, congress tried to get its budget act together. >> we cannot keep on spending money we do not have. >> in libya, ragtag forces hand on. should the u.s. intervene? and npr's shoots itself in the foot again. >> it is time to push bird bird out of the nest. >> let me say at the outset we are putting this program together on friday just as we are getting the details on the earthquake and to none in japan. we do not have a lot to add except that modern science and technology have enabled officials in hawaii and the west coast of the u.s. to warn residents well in advance. as always, the u.s. navy is ready to respond quickly to events in the pacific with humanitarian relief. beyond that, there is not much we can say at this
has been on the phone to paris and london. >> yes, if he is doing a tour of south america at the moment. so, he spoke to them from air force one. he said to cameron and nicolas sarkozy, they reviewed what was going on and they reviewed that the no-fly zone had been established and the assault on benghazi had been repulsed to an extent. they agreed that nato would play a key part in any forward command structure. a key part. not necessarily the only parts. but president obama is very worried about america being seen to take the lead. he does not want the muslim and arab world to think america on its own is in charge of this. nato is the premier part of the military western alliance. that does not look good to everybody. that is what the argument has been about. the french thought it would look bad if nato was in charge. but nato is the structure that is there. you cannot build one from scratch. >> mark mardell, from washington. also be -- i asked one guest whether this was once again in europe not been decisive enough over libya. >> no, i think that is unfair. we have a ran
'ts. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. "we are here to help the libyan people in their hour of need." that was help david cameron describe the mission at a gathering of leaders in london today. well diplomacy continues to spin, on the ground, rebel forces are still facing stiff resistance. we have coverage on both fronts. we start in london. >> in the middle of conflict, a meeting designed to send clear messages to libya from a broad coalition -- big military powers, arab nations, and islamic organizations. all agreed to adopt the's of violence must stop and the future belongs -- all agreed stop and balance must the future belongs to another regime. >> we will support and stand by them as they seek to take control of their own destiny. their courage and determination should be rewarded. a new beginning for libya is within their grasp. we must help them sees it. >> first, sealing colonel gaddafi's fate is key. he sent a message accusing them of launching an offensive in his country akin to hitler's. he said the air strikes by international forces were hellish an
in america today. it's called america's decline. or america's competitiveness. that's what the president spoke to in the state of the union, and all kinds of people are debating this subject now. it has to do with the rise of china and india and the economic growth of those emergeing nations. it has to do with the fact that technology has no respect for boundaries, which we are discovering in the middle east right now, right? >> absolutely. >> rose: where do you come down on that in terms of america? because you're leaving america. >> america has had great natural resources, huge amount of land, and that's been extremely important in its growth. but it also has respected science and innovation, and we see great growth areas in california and the boston area, in particular. and i think america recognizes the importance of human capital. that is, intellectual capital and the generation of ideas. but it needs more nurturing. i mean, science education in the u.s. is not up to scratch. and -- >> what does that mean "not up to scratch?" >> it's just not generating enough educated individuals,
to the program, broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the globe -- i am mike embley. drought in china as the country's economy steams ahead. can the water supply keep pace with the change. >> welcome to benghazi, libya's second-largest city. we have heard bursts of gunfire. there is still uncertainty here, mixed with a sense of celebration. this is still very much a divided country. colonel gaddafi is holding on, but even the capital is not under his control, as we have been finding out. >> gaddafi supporters were in town to wave off a convoy to benghazi. they say his authority will be restored. >> forever, forever. >> the power of the regime is concentrated in the capital. gaddafi has genuine support here. people would not be out on the streets like this if they thought there wasn't in it chance of violent regime change. but look what somebody put it discreetly and without saying anything into one of the hands of my colleagues, a shell casing. it feels very different. they come at night, sometimes opening fire, sometimes taking people away note -- away. >> talking t
, which was held down by bank of america. b. of a. was the biggest loser of the dow industrials, after acknowledging the federal reserve rejected its plan to increase its stock dividend. that rejection cost b. of a. shareholders over 1.5% today. bank of america was paying out 64 cents per share per quarter before the financial crisis. currently it pays shareholders one penny a quarter. director of research at k.b.w., fred cannon, thinks b. of a. may have been too aggressive in wanting to hike its dividend for the fed's tastes. he doesn't expect much of a hike at all this year. >> we think it may be a penny or two a share. if they have a dividend this year, it's going to be something relatively deminimus-- something like citigroup did, and not at all like what we saw the significant increases we saw at j.p. morgan wells fargo and u.s. bancorp. >> reporter: those three did raise their dividends with the federal reserve's blessing. citi fell two cents. j.p. morgan was up a fraction, holding on to its recent gains since announcing its dividend hike. and u.s. bancorp slipped a penny. again,
about higher education in america. he and his investors have turned around a half a dozen colleges that now enroll close to 40,000 students. there are people who would say, look, this guy, michael clifford, he never went to college, he was a musician, he sort of drifted around, he had a born-again experience. do you have the credibility, do you have the bona fides to be determining the future of colleges around the country? >> no, i don't, but i'm doing it, and i think that's the great thing. only in america. i mean, my new book is called "how to run a college by a guy that never went to one." >> smith: and clifford doesn't act alone. he attracts some of america's biggest investors, like former g.e. chairman jack welch. according to the wall street journal, welch invested $2 million in one of clifford's schools. >> i invest in bonds and other things. invest in all these widgets i invest in, private equity. or invest in a school. hi, i'm jack welch. it's education for profit. i like this investment more than any one i got. >> ( laughs ).=miu/b >> smith: traditional colleges raise c
's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: this is singapore's white house. except it's not a residence, it's a place for meetings. i have come here to meet lee kuan yew. he's the founder of modern singapore and a man much admired for making his city a prosperous country and an economic power. although some criticize his methods, he has no regrets for the choices he made to build singapore. i've interviewed him three times. he is 88 now and walks carefully. his beloved wife of 63 years, too, died last year. his son is the prime minister. the sharpness that made singapore is very much present. i've come here, like so many others, to talk about the world today, about america and china, about the middle east and asia and about singapore. he understand's life's clock
speak a hundred lungs of languages and come from all over the globe. in america we don't do language very well or culture very well. the largest somali population is in minute -- minneapolis. we've got kids speaking multiple languages so these businesses have begun to say i get it and they'll hire a few for the summer and help get through college. i think we've got to talk about an asset-based way of having a diverse community. >> charlie: mayors and their cities when we continue. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> tonight a distinguished group of mayors look at cities, the urban experience with all of its possibilities and challenges. they face tough decisions, how
across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin with congressman peter king's hearings in washington. king, the new york republican and house homeland security committee chairman began the day by defending his inquiry and vowing to go on. >> let me make it clear today that i remain convinced that these hearings must go forward and they will. to back down would be a craven surrender to political correctness and an abdication of what i believe should be the main responsibility of this committee: to protect america from a terrorist attack. despite what passes for conventional wisdom in certain circles, there's nothing radical or un-american in holding these hearings. indeed, congressional investigation of muslim american radicalization is the logical response to the repeated and urgent
, and america are seeking to intervene in create a division within libya. any move would have to be carefully calculated. >> thanks for that. news is developing of the turn. if you want the latest on the country, had to a website bbc.com. all of the other developments, we will bring them to you. at least 20 people are being killed and more than 100 injured by a car bomb in eastern pakistan. this is right of a natural gas filling station. police say a car packed with explosives was detonated by remote control. it led to some gas exploding. you can imagine the level of explosion it led to. our correspondent is in islamabad covering this for us. the damage is pretty widespread. >> the damage was huge. the explosion was so powerful it rocked the ground. it brought to the gas filling station down. heavy-duty equipment and cranes have been brought in as rescue workers are still at the scene. they are trying to live the way all of the debris. they hope to find survivors underneath. they're not clear if the intended target of the attack was the gas station. there is an office of military intelligence
't just a hollywood storyline, it is happening every day all across america, every time a storefront opens, or the midnight oil is is burn and when someone chase as dream, not just a dollar, they are small business owners, so if you want to root for a real hero, support small business, shop small. >> additional funding provided by these funders. >> and by bloomberg a provider of multimedia news an information services worldwide. >> captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> good evening, i am al hunt of bloomberg news, filling in for charlie whose who is on assignment in jakarta, indonesia. >> president obama addressed the nation monday evening to defend the libya, the assault on libya. >> libya at this particular moment, we were faced with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. we had a unique ability to stop that violence, an international mandate for action, a broad coalition prepared to join us, the support of arab countries and a plea for help from the libyan people themselves. we also have the ability to stop qaddafi
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to hammer out the details of the new structure. a fifth day patrolling the no-fly zone, america made it clear they want to hand things over to ideally nato. but so far the only agreement is that the alliance will play a key role in the campaign. >> well, here on the ground in eastern libya, there seems to be a kind of military stalemate at the moment. the rebels who have been hoping to take advantage of that militarily are not pushing on very far to the west of here in benghazi, which is a city a kind of gateway to the west they need capture in order to progress toward the gaddafi strong hold and ultimately to tripoli. they says that -- they say that is their dream. the rebels are a pretty rag tag, ramshackled group. they don't have very much internal discipline. we've seen them arguing on the front line about what to do next. let's talk to john, who is at one of the bases in southern tripoli. one question for the allies is what to do about the city of missouri ray in the west where people are making increasing pleas saying they are being -- coming under bombardment and being killed
in the u.s. government. america is still strong and the economy is growing, and we have perhaps 30 or 40 billion dollars worth of u.s. treasury bills. but those are shorter maturity obligations. so the argument really that we have is really a one of valuation. we simply think that longer dated treasury yields, and to cite a few examples, two-year at 70 basis, and five-year treasuries at 2% plus or minus simply are not reflective of where they should be or eventually going. if yields in longer dated segments then prices move lower. so it's not a negative thing in terms of the u.s., it's simply a overevaluation in terms of price. >> susie: so what would make you a buyer again? where would you have to see the yields on these various bonds? >> well, historicly, susie, let's take a 10-year treasury, today they had an auction, a yield of around 3.5%. historicly when the u.s. economy is growing in nominal terms, that means real growth plus inflation, close to 5%, which is what it's doing now, the 10-year treasury has yielded about 5%. now it means that it's yielding 1.5% less than it should. an
record. i would emphasize emerging asia, and i like korea in particular. i would emphasize latin america where i like brazil in particular. >> susie: all right that was the question i was going to ask you. you jump add head of me i was talking to a money manager today who was saying that he is less worried about japan and more worried about what's going on in the middle east in libya and bahrain and with oil prices. does that concern you? do you agree with what he is saying? >> oh, of course. if oil were to suddenly become unavailable and prices were to spike, say back to where they were three years agoing when they hit roughly 150 dollars a barrel f that were to happen overnight t would strike a pretty tough blow if he world economy and world market. but if all we have is more of the same and i do think that's what's more likely, just more of the same anxieties, but nothing dramatically changes, then i think we'll cope with it. as long as we have time to adjust to gradually higher oil prices rather than to have to deal with suddenly sharply higher prices overnight. >> susie: now, stu, s
out around the pacific region, stretching right down as far as south america. you can see the gold star in the left-handish corner of the sea. s that the epicenter of the quake itself and gradually spreading, six, nine, 12 hours across the ocean could indeed reach south america. the warning has gone that far. closer to home but somewhere to the south is tie pais. the capital of taiwan, and that is where cindy is at the moment. you are preparing for the tsunami to reach you when? >> well, the tsunami is supposed to have already hit in some of these coastal areas in taiwan, about 30 minutes ago and 15 minutes ago in the biggest port. but so far, they have noticed no unusual situation. in some places they measured a wave of only 10 centimeters high. so right now they are saying no unusual sea wave situation. so i asked them, taiwan being so close to japan, why is this the case? they said it's like something dropping into a tub of water. it can splash any which way. but it depends on the sea bed. the geology of the sea bed could make the waves higher than in other areas. so taiwan seem
secretary gates. obama, in the end, made a decision, we are going in, but now his objective is that america ought to leave and have the war on going. he wants to give up -- it is process over bad policy. you just heard him say in that at the exit strategy is executed this week. >> what is the exit strategy? >> the u.s. has special capability that will still be at us and that war. >> there are two parts to this, the easy part, the no-fly zone, and the other part, continuing to protect the civilian population, which apparently we have. >> gaddafi tries to test the no- fly zone. one fighter shot down by a french fighter, that is the end of that. >> well, the reason that we do is that after six days of negotiation, in which the u.s., through the secretary of state, desperately tried to get nato and others to take over, she did not succeed. that is why she at that awkward a statement tuesday night, saying "we are negotiating, drawing up our plans tornado to take over." the thing is, if we give that up, which obama is desperate to do, that is what he means by it exit strategy, and then, airstrike
says that's because america's economic rebound remains on course. >> the u.s. economy is at a stage in the business cycle where it is actually accelerating to the upside. events in japan will not derail that acceleration, and therefore with the u.s. economy demanding more the rest of the world will be lifted by that. >> reporter: in 2010 japan's total output of goods and service ran at $5.7 trillion. a hefty number by world standards, but still only a third of u.s. g.d.p. for other experts, it's simply too early to say how much of an impact friday's disaster will have on economies around the world. the devastation struck the northeast region of japan, which by some estimates accounts for 7% to 8% of the nation's g.d.p. experts say it's likely to take years to rebuild that area. what worries economist bob brusca is what we don't yet know about what comes out of the area's plants or factories. >> the question is beyond that whether there is anything made in this region that is specific or unique to industries that the world now is going to be without. there are semiconductor plants in
for homosexuality in america, particularly in the military. he also talks about the clergy, catholic clergy and pope scandal, the priest scandal, all of the signs say things like, you know, pope in hell, thank god for dead soldiers. so they're quite offensive. but i have to say their work is not just at military funerals. they have protested at elizabeth edwards' funeral. they wanted to go to the funeral of the 9-year-old that was killed in the tucson massacre. they're out there a lot. they have a big very presence and their whole point is go to high-profile funerals -- gwen: and do outrageous things, which in this case are still protected. >> exactly. what the chief justice of the united states said was these are public issues. these are issues of a lot of debate having to do with military policy, catholic clergy and that's exactly why they should be protected. >> you don't see so many 8-1 slam dunks. what's with alito on this? what's his argument? gwen: justice alito was the one person who voted against it. >> justice samuel alito was the one dissenter and he also dissented last year on a big free
? america is first among equals, as they say, in nato, so if we step back, who's stepping up? >> let's look at the two parts. to hand off the no-fly zone, it's pretty easy. once you've established it, that's pretty easy to do. there'll be american surveillance planes and american intelligence involved, but it'll be run by a canadian. the second half, the no drive zone, that's actually where the application of military power is going to start pushing, is already pushing against gaddafi and the united states is still in the lead in that. and they haven't quite figured out a clean way to hand it off to anybody else. today the pentagon was talking about possibly using helicopters and ac-130's, slow-flying, tactical aircraft that get awful close in. that's going to look like combat. >> who are the people, assuming they can displace ka due fee, who do they have in mind to replace him? >> that's the five bazillion dollar question. one thing the white house terrorism advisor is most worried about is we don't know who the libyan rebels are. you saw, and this could well have been an attempt by al qae
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. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin this evening with the crisis in libya. last night, the u.n. security council adopted a resolution giving broad backing to military action against all threats to civilians. the resolution also demanded a no-fly zone across the country. hours later libya's foreign minister announced an immediate cease-fire. >> i'm taking into consideration that libya is a full member of the u.n.. we accept that it's obliged to accept the u.n. security council resolution. therefore, libya has decided an immediate cease-fire and the stoppage of all military oppression. >> rose: secretary of state hillary clinton said the government now nee
than let's say in europe or asia or latin america. >> rose: there's another idea of the 21st century called american decline. >> uh-huh. >> rose: and joe snooi rises to say "not so fast." >> that's true. americans go through cycles of declinism every ten or 20 years. after sputnik the russians were ten feet tall. >> rose: and the japanese were ten feet tall. >> now the chinese are ten feet tall after the recession of 2008. we usually outgrow this. but the reason it's important is when you misunderstand what power relations are really like it can do two things. you can make us too fearful and it can make other countries like the chinese have hubris which makes them push in a ways which unproductive and get into trouble. >> rose: but you argue they've overextended themselves and their overconfidence about their relationship with the united states and they've made a lot of... >> rose: that's true. i was in beijing in both december and january talking with chinese friends and there is widespread view among not just the people's liberation army and that the united states is in decline. i
america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we go back to the middle east this evening. unrest has been sweeping across north africa and the middle east since december. it has toppled regimes in tunisia and egypt. in libya, allied forces are launching air strikes after the u.n. security council voted to impose a no-fly zone last week. and in places like syria, yemen, bahrain, and jordan, protests continue. joining me now is the foreign minister of morocco, taieb fassi-fihri, he was in washington on wednesday to meet with secretary of state hillary clinton. his government has weathered the current storm better than many of its neighbors and i'm sure there's a reason for that. i'm pleased to have the foreign minister at this table for the very first time. welcome. >> thank you. >> rose: really a pl
interest of our kids. >> charlie: is this going to be at the beginning of some change in the way america looks at labor unions? >> i think that that change is taking place. >> charlie: that's question number one and it's unions number two. >> it's a difficult issue. on the one had the public and the polls show this are sympathetic to the rights of workers to organize and win for themselves a middle class life-style. but because of the dysfunctions of the negotiating between politicians and public employees, the public employees haven't been able to win themselves the wages they deserve but they've gotten these bloated healthcare and pension benefits and when the public looks at that, they say why are they getting that. >> charlie: so what's the answer to that. >> the answer is to bring those pension plans and healthcare more in line with the rest of the public. >> charlie: so you tell firemen and cops you're not going to get the pension plan that you expected? >> yes. you change the deal. especially you change it for new workers coming in. you make pensions more like the 401k's like t
look at today's house hearings on terrorism and islamic radicals in america. margaret warner talks with congressmen keith ellison and michael mccaul. >> woodruff: "frontline's" martin smith has an exclusive interview with brian manning, father of accused wikileaks source private bradley manning on his son's imprisonment. >> his clothing is being taken away from-- he's being humiliated by having to stand at attention in front of people-- male, or female, as far as i know, you know, that are fully clothed. >> lehrer: and republican congresswoman kay granger discusses cuts in foreign aid. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds great cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota, all across america. >> oil companies make huge profits. >> last year, chevron made a lot of money. >> where does it go? >> every penny and more went into bringing energy to the world. >> the economy is tough right now, everywhere. >> we pumped $21 million into local economies, into small busi
every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: we continue our series of conversations about the mission in afghanistan. president obama has set this team to hand over securities for the national forces. speaking yesterday afghan president karzai outlined the first phase of that transfer. he named seven areas where afghan forces will assume primary responsibility this summer. their growing concern that the army and government may not be ready. a new report published today by the century foundation says the conflict has reached a stalemate, and that the only solution is a negotiated political settlement. it is called afghanistan negotiated peace. joining me now the two chairing ambassador lakhdar brahimi and ambassador thomas pickering. they have experience in this part of
. >> the first thing to do is to sever all ties with israel. >> america gave egypt billions of dollars under mubarak. >> as long as it harbors bad intentions towards us, we don't want aid from anyone. >> the wedding is a gathering of religious and political faithful. that is the limit of her ambition. >> women should not take part in governing the country at all. there are emotional and should not govern. as a man, i am not allowed to participate in her part of the wedding. in the new democratic egypt, where the brotherhood's leaders be more pragmatic than the grass roots? their views are not so clear. they represented the brothers to change the constitution. he doesn't want a christian or a woman to run egypt. >> they should not occupy the highest posts of the presidency. it is the same policy in greece, spain, and england. we are the majority. >> women are not a minority. they make up half of the population. >> we are talking about who will lead the people in prayer. islam gives women all the rights except for the right to do that. how can a woman lead the people in prayer? >> most egyptia
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